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October 22, 2019

Five Ways to Practice Gratitude

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Gratitude, celebration, giving thanks – even for the smallest of gifts – became a new way of living for me, a kind of oxygen I couldn’t get enough of, a transformative way of being. I filled my first “gratitude journal,” and kept going. Here are my...

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August 13, 2019

Our Family’s Top Ten Things to Do Together

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I tell myself that it’s just the changing of a season, that we’ve raised “the boys” so that we can let them go, that everything’s going to be okay – but I know our home and family will never be the same. (And it won’t just be my children’s absence...

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May 23, 2019

Agriculture in an Era of Climate Change

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In 2007, we watched our creek dry up. I will never forget seeing the drying, algae-glutted pools, with dead fish – golden perch, eel-tailed catfish, and Murray cod, some up to thirty inches long – lying belly-up; the eroded, crumbling banks; no flow...

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April 9, 2019

They Are Us: Lessons from Christchurch

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The eyes of the world turned to Christchurch, New Zealand, in the aftermath of the deadly mosque shootings on March 15 that claimed fifty lives and injured as many others. All of us struggled to comprehend how such an act of hatred could be...

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